Source sound volume can be analyzed and
converted into an automation envelope (found
under the Ops menu button as "Generate from
Source sound pitch can be analyzed and converted
into an automation envelope. Don't expect too
much out of this, it's mainly useful to get an
envelope that vaguely resembles the pitch curve
of the source sound. (found under the Ops menu
button as "Generate from pitch analysis").
Fragment scripts can have 2 different sections
that are called at seek time or at fragment
generation time (forgot to include an example of
this in the script presets).
When used as an external editor, no longer
require a render target folder to have been set.
Effect/VST plugin reported latency now taken
into account in the offline preprocessing (i.e.,
the presumed silent beginning of the processing
is removed in the processed result).
Offline preprocessing resets effect/VST before
rendering (should fix for example ReaFIR losing
the start of the sound).
Envelope generation function rewritten so that
the audio engine mutex lock is held only for a
very brief time, even if tons of envelope points
Some other changes/fixes.
Changes in HourGlass 1.4.3:
Source position, panning and transposition
randomization can now use an envelope shaped
probability distribution. The envelopes to
control these are currently available from the
View button menu (above the envelope editor,
right to the Grid/Snap button), under the Main
parameters submenu. Note that the
randomization/spread amount for the parameters
in question must be higher than zero for the
probability shapes to do anything. This feature
will probably be later enhanced to include
morphing between the probability distributions
Rewrote sample offline reverse to use the
element swapping algorithm instead of using a
Rewrote some envelope point removal routines
using the erase-remove idiom to get a lot faster
removal of the points (especially if there are
tons of envelope points to be removed).
Sound source select parameter envelope grid
should now match the sound source selection
(there was a rounding error previously which
made it necessary to leave the envelope points
between the envelope value grid lines to cause
the sound source to change).
Some other tiny fixes and changes.
Changes in HourGlass 1.4.2:
New main parameter to randomize the source
position 0%-50% of the whole sound duration.
New main parameter to select the sound source to
play in Classic mode. If the parameter is at the
minimum value, the usual random selection system
Envelope segment shape node movement now follows
the mouse direction when dragging (with the
power shape, looks like others might now/still
Keyboard shortcuts loading at startup optimized.
Context help optimized to not excessively access
the help text file.
Some tweaks to other behaviors/defaults.
HourGlass is a standalone application intended for
radical sound processing by taking fragments (more
commonly referred to as "grains" in other similar
software) from sound recordings, to create sound
HourGlass is free.